Wesleyan University Campus Tour

Wesleyan University Campus Tour

October 20, 2019 4 By Stanley Isaacs


[MUSIC PLAYING] Welcome to a tour of
Wesleyan University. We’re a small liberal
arts university in Middletown, Connecticut,
centrally located between New York City and Boston. We start our tour on
Historic College Row. Behind me you’ll find North
College, our administrative hub on campus. Academics is our top
priority here at Wesleyan. We have an open curriculum,
where it’s interdisciplinary in its nature. Students also have
the opportunity to mix and match their majors,
minors, and certificates. We have three major
academic divisions– Natural Sciences and
Mathematics, Social Sciences, and Arts and Humanities. Welcome to Exley Science Center. We’re currently in
one of the many labs where undergraduates can
expect to do research. Wesleyan is a leading
liberal arts institution for federal funding
and research. Although Wesleyan has
graduate students, the undergraduate experience
is the primary focus. Approximately one third of
campus majors in a Natural Science or Mathematics. Right now, we’re standing
in the Kilby Library within the College
of Social Studies. And when thinking about
Social Sciences here, we do have more
traditional majors, such as History or Economics. But we also have
many programs that bring together various
departments for one specific major. Some examples include African
American Studies, Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality
Studies, and the Science in Society program. Welcome to the
Center for the Arts, home to most of our Arts
and Humanities classes. Some majors that
fall in this division include English,
Film, and Studio Art. However, because of
the open curriculum, you actually don’t need to
have any previous experience to take these classes. You can actually also get
the experience outside of the classroom in
our student groups, ranging from the performing
to the visual arts. Right behind me is Olin
Memorial Library, one of two libraries on
the Wesleyan campus. Olin is a more
independent study space for students with a vast
physical volumes collection. Olin also houses special
collections and archives and the writing workshop,
which is a part of the Student Academic Resource Network. So I’m currently standing
outside of Boger Hall, which is home to our
Gordon Career Center, which works with students
of all class years to explore everything
from summer grants to internship opportunities. So in addition to hosting
a variety of events throughout the year
that help students build upon their networks,
the Gordon Career Center also connects students to
alumni across the globe. This is the Butterfields, one of
the residence halls on campus. First year students
typically live in a one-room double with a randomly
selected roommate. Wesleyan follows the
progressive independence model. And so what that
means is that students are able to take on
more responsibility through their time here at Wes. Welcome to Usdan Marketplace. This is our main
dining hall on campus. We cater to a variety of
different dietary needs, such as vegan, kosher,
and gluten-free. There are several
other dining options on campus, which include
Summerfields, Wes Wings, Red and Black Cafe, Pi Cafe,
and Star and Crescent, which is our student-run
restaurant on campus. This is Freeman Athletic Center. The facilities here are open
to everyone, seven days a week. We’re a Division III
school and compete in the NESCAC or the New
England Small College Athletic Conference. We’re home to
national champions, conference champions, and
numerous All-Americans. In addition to our 30
varsity sports teams, we also have intramural
and club sports, so anyone can get involved. The facilities here include
the fitness center– The field house– The ice hockey rink– And our Olympic-size
swimming pool. So this right here is Usdan
University Center, definitely a social hub on campus. Usdan hosts a lot of things. But two of the
biggest things are the dining hall and the
Wesleyan Student Assembly, commonly known as the WSA. The WSA manages our
over 300 student groups and handles a lot of the
finances for those groups. Welcome to Foss Hill, campus’s
geographic and social center. When the weather’s nice,
you’ll find students hanging out and
soaking up the sun. It’s also home to our
annual Spring Fling concert. Foss is also great for– Sledding in the winter. We hope you enjoyed our tour. You can always register
for an on-campus visit on the admission website. We hope to see you soon. Go Wes! [MUSIC PLAYING]